MEDFORD, Oregon — Well it is not every day that one can boast that they completed an entire race before nine at night. That is exactly what happened to Roger Crockett of Medford last Saturday night as he won what could be argued as the quickest race on a Saturday night at the Cottage Grove Speedway. For Crockett it was his fourth win of the season at the facility and his seventh overall win of 2010. But the win was a hard earned one as the pilot of the SKS Racing #11 KPC Chassis had to maneuver around the demanding track as well as thick traffic.
“It was definitely a demanding track tonight we are preparing for nine races in ten days provided we get back from Montana on time we really want to make the 410 race here,” Crockett would say in victory lane, “at least we got to race and didn’t have to worry about the rain so we were able to get this thing early.”
Roger Crockett got the job done early by taking over the lead on the first lap and taking off with the lead. Lapped traffic would prove to not be an obstacle for the leader as he built up a mammoth of a lead. When the caution came out before the halfway point there were already half a dozen lapped cars between the leader and second place. Able to maneuver his car well enough to stay out of trouble the #11 machine made its way across the start finish line for the victory.
“There was a lot of lapped traffic the way the track was but we had a good car wherever I put it on the racetrack.”
The victory would come as Crockett also won his heat race as well as setting fast time of the night. His dominance of the Cottage Grove Speedway has been strong and will be put to the test on the 14th. That is the date in which the Golden State Challenge Series will make its stop for round three of the inaugural Western Speedweek.
“Last year I felt we had the car to beat but we got treated a little differently but hopefully we can make it.”
But next for the team is the exodus to Big Sky country as they will race in three nights at two different tracks against the ranks of the American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region and Rocky Mountain Region. The weekend will be kicked off at Belgrade’s Gallatin Speedway on Friday night followed by Saturday and Sunday at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls. Then after the Montana tour the team hopes to make it back to “the Grove” on that Monday and plans to finish the weekend at the Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington for the annual Dirt Cup.
Roger Crockett is an outstanding Sprint Car driver who is the defending ASCS-Northwest Region series champion and Cottage Grove Speedway track champion. Crockett has well over one hundred wins to his name including the 2010 Silver Cup and Grove Classic. The team is always looking for additional sponsorships so if you would like to find out more contact Roger at (541) 579-1169.